This is the Edinburgh flower clock for 2015, this has been a feature of west Princes street gardens since 1903. it has ~ 40,000 plants, with a new theme each summer, this years theme is to celebrate Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. there is also a small cuckoo that pops out every fifteen minutes
Please leave Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose alone, it isn’t tradition to rub the nose on this statue and I have no idea where this ‘tradition’ started. No it won’t bring you any luck, you will just irritate the locals, Despite several paint (nose) jobs people still rub the poor wee dugs nose
Someone has put up a wee note, asking ‘please don’t touch my nose, love Bobby’
Greyfriars Bobby was a wee Skye terrier, legend has it after his owner John Grey died and burried in Greyfriars kirkyard, this loyal wee dug spent the rest of his life at his masters grave, a whole fourteen years.
So, yes…. please don’t rub Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose, please!
I took a wee wander down the beach tonight, I was treated to a beautiful sunset, so many lovely colours… Nice end to the day
Scottish Summer time, which means its probably raining.
Edinburgh has a nice beach only a few miles from the city centre. it’s nice to sit on a groyne, listen/watch the waves, or just sit with a book.
Edinburgh Summer Time, Portobello Beach.
The landscape of Edinburgh city centre, Looking West From The Scott Monument
Edinburgh! the Royal Mile – or the high street if you wish.
you may notice this mosaic patterns outside St. Giles Cathedral, – The Heart Of Midlothian. This marked the entrance of a 15th century Toll booth, (demolished ~1817). The administrative center of the town, where proclamations were read aloud, taxes collected and the codenamed executed. a very frightening place indeed.
The building also features in Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Heart of Midlothian, published in 1818.
and the name of one of Edinburgh’s Football Teams.
you may also see people spit at the center, this could be interpreted as a sign of disdain to the goverment, the taxes collected, or the people executed, it really depends on whom one asks.
Forth Bridge Now A World Heritage Site.
The Forth Bridge has become the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status.
The decision was announced at a meeting in the German city of Bonn after the UN’s cultural committee spent more than a year considering its nomination.
World heritage status is given to sites of “outstanding universal value” with the aim of protecting them for future generations.
The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890.
Full link BBC
Forth Bridge Now A World Heritage Site
Construction : 1882
Total length : 2,529 m
Bridge type : Cantilever bridge
Height : 110 m
Architects : Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, Benjamin Baker
Location : Edinburgh, Fife, United Kingdom
This is the Red Panda she used to live at Edinburgh Zoo, I believe she has moved to the Highland wildlife park
Mini Kelpies Statues have been installed the west end of princes street, they are smaller versions of their siblings through in Falkirk. The mini Keplies will remain there until the end of the Edinburgh festival.
For the non Scottish, a Kelpie is a mythical water spirit they normally take the form of a horse, you have a urge to mount and ride the beautiful beast, however when mounted there is no escape! They will bolt to the nearest loch or body of water dragging you to the depth and your eventual death.
I think these are wonderful, it would be great if they found a permanent home here in Edinburgh.
Found this while thought it was rather cute. not sure where due credit belongs…